The Competitive Travel Program
Competitive Travel FAQ'S: Click here to see answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our Competative Travel Program. FAQ's
Barrington Soccer Club (BSC)
The Barrington Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) aims to help as many individuals as possible play travel soccer in a challenging, age-appropriate environment. With the guidance of Alex Green, Head of Youth Development, the club is committed to providing professional, licensed coaches for our travel teams. We participate in the Rhode Island SuperLiga as the Barrington Soccer Club (BSC) and players from other communities are welcome to try-out. A ll of our teams travel throughout Rhode Island and may compete in tournaments in adjacent states.
Year-Round Travel Soccer
The year-round program is intended for motivated and dedicated U10, U11/U12 and U13/U14 players. Try-outs are held near the end of the school year. Teams are comprised of players of similar ability that remain together through the fall Superliga season, indoor winter training and the spring Superliga season. Players and their families are asked to sign a contract indicating the level of commitment and participation expected from those selected for these teams.
Fall Travel Soccer
BSC also offers fall-only travel soccer for U10, U11/U12 & U13/U14 players who are not involved with the year-round program. Try-outs for these squads are held at the same time as Year Round, and players are grouped with others of similar ability. The number of teams from each age group that BYSA enters in the fall SuperLiga depends upon the demand demonstrated by tryout participation.
Spring Travel Soccer
BSC also offers spring-only travel soccer for U9/U10, U11/U12 & U13/U14 players who are not involved with the year-round program. Try-outs for these squads are held in the fall, and players are grouped with others of similar ability. The number of teams from each age group that BYSA enters in the spring SuperLiga depends upon the demand demonstrated by tryout participation.
Rhode Island SuperLiga
All BSC teams partcipate in the RI SuperLiga, a youth based soccer league. All SuperLiga games are generally held on Saturdays and/or Sundays in the fall and spring. All teams will practice 2 times a week. SuperLiga is made up of different divisions and teams will be placed by our Head of Youth Development in the appropriate divisions, usually after discussions with the coaching staff.
There are certain additional rostering rules within SuperLiga, that governs BSC, including how many premier players can be rostered on a given SuperLiga team based on division placement. There is also a 3 town rule which allows no more than 3 different towns to be represented on one single team. For further information regarding SuperLiga rules, schedules, league standings, and driving directions visit the SuperLiga website.
Barrington Soccer Club is proud to employ some of the top professionally licensed coaches in all of Southern New England. Where BYSA utilizes many wonderful parent volunteer coaches at the recreational level, BSC's competative travel philosophy is to hire only professionals for our travel teams, and seeks to develop our players at higher and "premier-style" levels. No parent is permitted to coach their child at the competative level in BSC. Please visit our Coaches page to learn about our current crop of wonderful professional coaches.
US Youth Soccer Official Age Chart
BSC's age designations are set by US Youth Soccer and BSC does not allow any player to be rostered on its teams that is not in the correct age bracket for that team. "Playing Up" is strictly prohibited in BSC. Next to the age groups are the specific programs available by our club at that age group.
2017 / 2018 Season (effective 8/1/17)
Under 15 - 2003
Under 14 - 2004
Under 13 - 2005
Under 12 - 2006
Under 11 - 2007
Under 10 - 2008
Under 9 - 2009
Under 8 - 2010
Under 7 - 2011
Under 6 - 2012
Under 5 - 2013
2016/2017 Season Options , Tryout Information and Commitments
U10-U12s (U9s try out in November for Spring-Only)- You will have the option to try out for Fall-only or Year Round. Please indicate during registration which program you are interested in. You can change your choice up till tryouts.
If you indicate your interest in Fall-Only and you are chosen for a Fall-Only team then you would have to try out again in November for the spring season. If you indicate Year Round and you are placed on a Year Round team, then you stay with that team for the duration of the 2015/2016 playing season.
U13-U14s- We will only offer a Year Round option. Please indicate "Year Round" during the tryout registration process.
Year Round Commitment:
When you commit to Year Round, you are committing to playing with the same team for the duration of the 2014/2015 playing season. The fall season and spring season both consist of eight league games per season and twice weekly 1 ½ hour practices. The winter season is indoors and starts in January and consists of hourly practices once a week and league game play on the weekend. There is one tournament in the fall and two in the spring.
When you commit to Fall Travel, you are committing to playing with the same team for the duration of the fall playing season. The fall season consist of eight league games and twice weekly 1 ½ hour practices. Each team plays one tournament in the fall.
House League Game Commitment and Travel:
Every fall and year round player who plays travel soccer is placed on a house league team at no charge. They play games with their travel team and also their house league team. They can practice with their house league team but are not obligated to attend those practices. If there is a conflict with games, they must attend their travel game.
BIT: The Barrington Invitational Tournament is held every year in November. It is the largest event in Barrington every year, drawing over 100 teams to our town. Every travel family is expected to volunteer 2 hours total during this weekend. This tournament cannot run successfully if not for volunteers.
If you don't currently have a BSC travel uniform you can purchase them from our Club Store ...HERE.
When you register your child you are committing to the full playing season. Decisions about player placements and staffing rely on player commitment's. Refunds will not be granted if you withdraw your child from any of our travel programs within 6 weeks of the season start. The only exceptions to this policy are for medical reasons, injury or relocation, as outlined in this printable document ...REFUNDS
BYSA offers confidential financial assistance and scholarships for our programs. Please contact Lou Larisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Have Questions or Concerns?
Contact our Director of Youth Development- Craig Higganbotham: email@example.com